Melissa Woodbury

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Melissa Woodbury
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Nevada State Assembly, District 23
Incumbent
In office
2008 - present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$146.29/day
Per diem$152/per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits6 terms (12 years)
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
Master'sSouthern Utah University
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionMormon
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Melissa Woodbury (b. 1969) is a Republican member of the Nevada Assembly, representing District 23. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Woodbury received her B.S. from Brigham Young University and her M.Ed. from Southern Utah University. Her professional experience includes is a special needs elementary school teacher.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Woodbury served on the following committees:

Nevada Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Government Affairs
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Woodbury served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Woodbury served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Woodbury's website highlighted campaign themes including lowering taxes, reducing spending on programs "that are unproductive or unnecessarily expensive," hiring more teachers, reducing class sizes, clean and renewable energy, and the revitalization of Boulder Highway and East Henderson.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Nevada State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Melissa Woodbury ran unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Woodbury ran in the 2012 election for Nevada State Assembly, District 23. Woodbury ran unopposed in the June 12 primary election and defeated Michael Joe (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

Nevada State Assembly, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Woodbury Incumbent 65% 21,577
     Democratic Michael Joe 35% 11,602
Total Votes 33,179

2010

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Woodbury won election to the Nevada House of Representatives. She did not have any opposition in the June 8 primary and defeated Monica Bean (D) in the general election.

Nevada House of Representatives, District 23 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Melissa Woodbury (R) 7,952
Monica Bean (D) 5,543

2008

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Woodbury won election to the District 23 Seat in the Nevada Assembly, defeating Allison Herr.[9]

Woodbury raised $222,113 for her campaign.[10]

Nevada State Assembly, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Melissa Woodbury (R) 9,307 51.83%
Allison Herr 8,650 48.17%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Woodbury is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Woodbury raised a total of $454,785 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.[11]

Melissa Woodbury's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Nevada State Assembly, District 23 Won $93,070
2010 Nevada State Assembly, District 23 Won $139,602
2008 Nevada State Assembly, District 23 Won $222,113
Grand Total Raised $454,785

2012

Woodbury won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Woodbury raised a total of $93,070.
Nevada State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Melissa Woodbury's campaign in 2012
Nevada Association Of Realtors$5,000
Newmont Mining$3,000
Retail Association Of Nevada$3,000
South Point Hotel & Casino$2,500
Nevadans First PAC$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$93,070
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Woodbury won re-election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010. During that election cycle, Woodbury raised a total of $139,602.

2008

Woodbury won election to the Nevada State Assembly in 2008. During that election cycle, Woodbury raised a total of $222,113.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Nevada

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2013

In 2013, the 77th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 4 through June 4.[12]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills dealing with government regulations, taxes/fees and individual liberty. Citizen Outreach selected 22 Assembly bills and 32 Senate bills to analyze for its scorecard.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record concerning economic freedom and education reform.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on education equity, economic equity, health equity and civil rights.

2011

In 2011, the 76th Nevada State Legislature was in session from February 7 through June 7.[12]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills dealing with government regulations, taxes/fees, personal responsibility, families and individual liberty. Citizen Outreach selected 31 Assembly bills and 31 Senate bills to analyze for its scorecard.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record concerning economic freedom and education reform.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on education, educator salaries, benefits and collective bargaining.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on bills that are in the interest of southern Nevada.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on education equity, economic equity, health equity and civil rights.

Nevada Policy Research Institute

See also: Nevada Policy Research Institute's Legislative Session Review & Report Card

The Nevada Policy Research Institute, a Nevada-based conservative-libertarian think tank, releases a "Legislative Report Card" evaluating members of the Nevada State Legislature on "each lawmaker's voting record on legislation impacting the degree of economic freedom and education reform." Bills determined by the Institute to be of greater significance are weighted accordingly. According to the Institute, "a legislator with a score above 50 is considered to be an ally of economic liberty".[13]

2011

Woodbury received a score of 47.12% in the 2011 report card, ranking 23rd out of all 63 Nevada State Legislature members.[13]

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Preceded by
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Nevada State Assembly District 23
2008–present
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